Mont Pelee is the highest peak on the island of Martinique, standing at 1397m above sealevel. This is a view of its summit, which is the place of origin of the ash clouds which destroyed the city of St. Pierre in 1902. Mont Pelee has remained dormant since 1932.
The word Pelee means bald. It received its name by the settlers that viewed the volcano as an unvegetated dacitic lava dome. At that time they didn't realize that the volcano had erupted only a few years prior to their arrival. If they had known, they might have paid more attention to the warning signs building up to the 1902 eruption!